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Join us on Dec. 6 for a progress report from the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation ad hoc committee on lease options for Desert Regional Medical Center, the community hospital we own in Palm Springs. Read more.
District Announces New Grant Awards
On Oct. 24, the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board approved more than $1.6 million in grant awards to Coachella Valley nonprofits. The grants are expected to benefit many residents with various needs. Read more.
Find a Coachella Valley COVID-19 Clinic
Eligible residents (6 months old and up) can get a COVID-19 vaccine and/or a test at many local vaccine and testing clinics, coordinated by the Coachella Valley Equity Collaborative, here
Fentanyl in the Coachella Valley
The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation, with the Riverside University Health System - Public Health, recently launched an educational campaign to raise awareness about harm reduction for those affected by the opiod. Read more in English or Espanol. 
The Desert Healthcare District & Foundation Board heard a presentation on Sept. 18 from Tenet Health regarding the future operation of Desert Regional Medical Center. No action was taken as more community input is sought. EnglishEspanol.  Video presentation (English).
Healthcare District plans PSA
Have your or your family been affected by fentanyl? You aren't alone. Fentanyl overdosing is on the rise in the Coachella Valley. Help us raise awareness by sharing your story.  Here's how.
New Book Explores  the Evolution of Public Health Care in Coachella Valley
To commemorate 75 years of advancing health and wellness in the desert, the Desert Healthcare District & Foundation published its history book in 2023. Read it: English or Espanol. 
The Desert Healthcare District & Foundation Board heard a presentation on Sept. 18 from Tenet Health regarding the future operation of Desert Regional Medical Center. No action was taken as more community input is sought.. Read the proposal: EnglishEspanol.
How's the Air Quality in Your Community?
The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation is engaged with South Coast Air Quality Management District and other partners to address poor quality. Check out this map of air quality conditions in the Coachella Valley. 
New Coachella Valley Market Analysis
A 2023 market analysis conducted by Huron Consulting shows the clinical health needs, existing market assets, and recommendations to improve the Coachella Valley's healthcare infrastructure. More
Our New 5-Year Strategic Plan
The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board recently set new goals, priorities and strategies for future funding and program opportunities in the Coachella Valley. Please read our new Strategic Plan.
Behavioral/Mental Health Awareness
Are you or someone you love experiencing behavioral and mental health challenges? The first step to getting the help that is available is to identify what's going on. Take this self-test. 
Discover the Fascinating History of Healthcare in the Coachella Valley
Legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra and his celebrated friends were ardent supporters of Palm Springs' Desert Hospital. Read more in the  Desert Healthcare District & Foundation's new history book: EnglishEspanol. 
Coachella Valley Health Needs
A new Desert Healthcare District report reveals the health priorities, inequities, and changing demographics of the valley Learn more about the Community Health Needs Assessment here.
Desert Regional Medical Center Is Among Hospitals Due For An Upgrade
As property owner, the Desert Healthcare District is working with Tenet Healthcare and consultants to ensure the hospital is fully compliant by 2030. Read the fact sheet and engineering report. 
2022 Annual Report: Healthcare District & Foundation Awards $6.3Million
Explore the highlights of our grants program and seven public health initiatives, including our response to COVID-19 and mpox, as well as many other achievements. Read more.

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Desert Healthcare District & Foundation

To achieve optimal health at all stages of life for all District residents.

Equitably connecting Coachella Valley residents to health and wellness services and programs through philanthropy, health facilities, information and community education, and public policy.

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Desert Healthcare District Board to hold special meeting Dec. 6 on hospital lease options

The public is invited to hear a progress report relating to the Tenet Health lease/option to purchase proposal for Desert Regional Medical Center.
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